Lanarkshire Basics Foodbank

27th January 2016

Today my staff were at the Lanarkshire Basics Foodbank at the Motherwell Baptist Church making a donation on my behalf and being on hand to help local people with any issues they are having.

Staff there said that the most common reason for using foodbanks was due as a result of benefit sanctions which are leaving people without even enough to feed themselves and, in a number of cases, their children.

I am hoping to hold a surgery at a foodbank around the constituency once a week so that I am able to help people in whatever way I can and to ensure people are treated with dignity and not disrespected by the Tory sanction regime.

The community must pull together. I ask that if you are able to make a small donation or spare a few tins that you visit your local foodbank.

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